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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cinema
“get java, brunch, or screen a film in the unusual historic movie house at the Rio Theater. Get breakfast or lunch at the cafe on the elevated deck. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Lodging
“A 5-minute drive from Guerneville - a much quieter, smaller place for a drink. Primarily a restaurant, but they’ve got a full bar, and a decent wine list. On nice days, you simply can’t beat a glass of wine on their patio overlooking the river. Beautiful. They also have a really nice dinner menu and it’s worth eating here!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Water sports in the high season and fishing in the low season. There's a dog beach too for your furry friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rio Café near the Monte Rio beach and adjacent to the Theatre has good coffee and breakfasts, as does the Bia Café in the Northwood Golf Resort just east of town. Hours can be seasonal - open on the weekends only during the winter. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Monte Rio market, pick up a few things before heading up to the Treehouse. Being that this is a weekend getaway home, I have a compact, counter height refrigerator, please be mindful of items that needs refrigeration. There is a cooler that is available for use. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“They have tennis and basketball courts. Plus there's a skatepark at Creekside Park. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“This is a great spot to pick up a bottle of local wine or local cheeses. John hosts a great wine tasting on Friday nights and can help arrange wine tours.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Diner
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“Lucy's provides a glimpse into life on the Russian River. Staffed by locals, Carol and team provide a great breakfast & lunch for great value. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Fern’s pizza in the pseudo convenience store just east of us on the 116, makes a fair pizza pie if you don’t want to venture to far out (this is a place where one needs to not judge a book by its cover).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“You can rent canoes and inflatable rafts at Monte Rio's public beach at the Russian River. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Private locals beach here! Also the best place to be on the 4th of July as there is a parade and the reading of the declaration of independence followed by cannon fire”
  • 1 local recommends
Beauty Salon
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Monte Rio's Movie House (The Rio Theater) shows great flicks in a charming old theater on the river. The crew that runs it puts on fun events year-round, so be sure to check their calendar!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends